Mini Copy Book

The First World War

Kipling and ‘Agamemnon’

Both Rudyard Kipling and the Royal Navy saw Greek sovereignty as a universal symbol of freedom.

Length: 59 words

Modern History

Grace Darling

Mild-mannered Grace Darling persuaded her father to let her help him rescue the survivors of a shipwreck.

Length: 99 words

Lives of the Saints

St Aidan Returns King Penda’s Fire

When Penda tried to burn down Bamburgh Castle, St Aidan turned the pagan King’s own weapons against him.

Length: 58 words

Modern History

Sharp’s Castle

At Bamburgh, John Sharp organised free healthcare and education, bargain groceries, and the world’s first coastguard service.

Length: 43 words

Lives of the Saints

St Patrick of Ireland

After escaping from six years as a slave in Ireland, Patrick wanted only one thing: to go back.

Length: 114 words

William Shakespeare

‘This England’

John of Gaunt watches in despair as his country is milked for its wealth and shared out among the king’s favourites.

Length: 56 words